Does your brain affect your bank account?
"Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into."
You are as effective as your thoughts. Your collective mindset, attitudes, perspectives and beliefs are the engines that drive your actions. The behaviors that follow your thoughts can profoundly affect your finances and future.
Research in psychology and economics has firmly established the field of behavioral finance, explaining why we predictably or habitually do what we do when it comes to money even when the decisions oppose our economic best interest.
More and more, as people experience economic challenges, we are seeing people turning to the Word of God for financial guidance. Many people, even those who refer to themselves as Believers, would be surprised to learn how comprehensively Christian scripture deals with matters of money and finances.
Scripture has long held answers to perplexing financial questions, which economist have pondered, but that science has only recently begun to gain insight. Why, with over 2000 verses of scripture on money/possessions, is there so much mentioned about finances in the Bible?
All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step, you enhance immensely the value of your first”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
TOOLS & RESOURCES
Using simple tools like financial calculators can be enlightening in revealing more about your finances. They can provide a starting point in considering the requirements and realities that may be pertinent to your goals, future, and financial wellbeing.
A growing body of financial research points to how differences in behavior cause differences in the way individuals approach certain money-related situations.
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Strides in Personal Finance
Our Empowerment seminars teach traditional financial concepts while emphasizing an individualized focus where participants begin to identify and evaluate issues and solutions relating to their circumstances.
Strides’ goal in providing financial education is to share knowledge and facilitate change –knowledge and change that looks beyond just finances. In combining topics of traditional finance with behavioral insights, our focus is also on improving decision making and helping individuals make positive changes in their economic behavior and practices. The issues behind our money decision can help or hinder economic success.
SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS
Strides in Stewardship
We deliver educational presentations and workshops on various personal finance topics and address their relevance to scriptural application. In offering our signature teaching, the Stewardship Focused Financial Planning seminar, we approach Christian stewardship as a practical and economically-prudent matter for life management.
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.”
- Henry S. Commager
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